Data Protection Act 1998 Policy

First published: 01 Nov 2016

Front cover of the Commission's Data Protection Policy

The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates how information relating to individuals is processed. This includes the obtaining, holding, using or disclosing of such information, and covers computerised records as well as manual filing systems and card indexes.

The Commission will hold the minimum personal information necessary to enable it to perform its functions. All such information is confidential and needs to be treated with care, to comply with the law.

If you would like us to supply you with a copy of any personal data we hold about you, please complete the subject data access request form (Word). You are entitled to receive this information under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Please send your completed form and appropriate identification by email to the Correspondence Unit, or post it to:

Correspondence Unit
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Arndale House
The Arndale Centre
M4 3AQ

We will try to respond promptly and within 40 days after the latest of the following:

  1. our receipt of your subject access request and identification
  2. our receipt of any further information, which we may ask for to comply with your subject access request
  3. our receipt of the relevant fee

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